I am sorry to announce that I have made a decision to officially close Cypsis' Blog.

All the reviews stay up as they are, but I will not write more reviews. Cypsis' Blog had many ups-and-downs during those 7 years and I have tried to give the best I could, but unfortunately my life has moved on so much that finding time for reviewing has become more and more difficult. Closing the blog is breaking my heart, but I have thought a lot about it and understood that it is for the best. I am very thankful to everybody who have enjoyed reading my reviews.
(PS. I am still continuing to watch Asian dramas and you can always find me on

Thank you for all these 7 years. I hope that those 240 reviews made you happy. I truly had unforgettable time writing them!

Sincerely, Cypsis

Friday, July 11, 2014

Resident ~ 5nin no kenshui~ (2012)

Country: Japan
Format: drama in 10 episodes
Genre: medical, drama
Cast: Naka Risa, Masuda Takahisa, Hayashi Kento, Oomasa Aya, Ishibashi Anna, Sudo Risa, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Minakawa Sarutoki, Terajima Susumu, Furuta Arata, Ozama Yukiyoshi, Chiba Yudai,
Synopsis: Five interns become part of a medical team to but their skills into practice. They do not have to save only lives of their patients, but their mind must grow as doctors to be able to continue saving lives in future. Each of them faces the challenge of their past that keeps interfering their work.
Rating: 3/5
Seriously, I have never waited after subtitles for so long as for "Resident", but I am so grateful that they still decided to finish it even if it took around 1,5 years.

Mitsuko Delivers (2011)

Country: Japan
Format: movie
Genre: absurd, comedy
Cast: Naka Riisa, Nakamura Aoi, Ishibashi Ryo, Inagawa Miyoko, Namiki Shiori, Takeuchi Miyako, Oona Momoka, Kondo Yoshimasa, Hotaru Yukijiro, Saito Keiko
Synopsis: Mitsuko is in her last month of pregnancy, but her life is a big mess. Her parents believe that she is happily living in California, but in reality she went back to Tokyo after her African-American boyfriend dumps her when hearing about the child. In addition, she is out of money and has no place to stay, but still she believes that everything is going to be just fine.
Rating: 2/5
We all have some movies that after watching them make us think "WHAT THE RAMEN I WAS WATCHING NOW??!" and this is just like this to me. This is now officially one of the weirdest movies I have seen, but on the other hand it works! For me it was so weird to understand that it was amusing and actually made me want to see other Yuya Ishii works.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rockin' on heaven's door (2013)

Format: movie
Genre: life&death, music
Cast: Lee Hong Ki, Baek Jin Hee, Ma Dong Seok, Lim Woo Hee, Jeon Min Seo, Lee Min Ah, Kwak Ja Hyoung, Yoo Jae Myung, Kim Hyeon Ah,
Synopsis: Chong Ui is young idol whose temper gets him on the wrong side with law, for punishment he is made to work as an volunteer at hospital, where all patients are terminally ill. With ups and downs he starts to understand how to cope with life, death, grief and fulfilling everyone's dreams.
Rating: 4/5
If you want to cry then this is the movie. You better buy a lot of tissues before watching it. I waited this movie to finally have subs for so long that I felt that I go insane, but the wait was worth it. This is definitely one of the most heartwarming movie about life and death.. and I start to cry again..

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sotsu Uta ~ Best friend~ (2010)

Country: Japan
Format: part of Sotsu Uta series
Genre: friendship, life
Cast: Shida Mirai, Kutsuna Shiori, Irie Jingi, Sometani Shota, Muro Tsuyoshi, Nagasawa Masami,
Synopsis: Ayumi and Mami are best friends at school. While Ayumi falls in and out of love really fast, then Mami never talks about her feelings. But no matter what Mami always stands behind Ayumi supporting her in everything.
Rating: 1/5
It is difficult to write a review about it, because first of all it is really short and secondly they concentrate on one storyline, so forgive me if this review is also short.